Glancing Backward May 18, 2014
Today is Sunday, May 18, the 138th day of 2014. There are 227 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 18, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces finally occupied Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle with Axis troops.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
Members of the Waverly Police Department held an Open House recently at the Waverly Station, to acquaint citizens with how police protect and serve the people.
Canton Borough celebrated its 125th Anniversary recently with a kick off party fashion show in the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton.
The Good Ole Boys was one of the groups that performed at a jamboree at Forksville Fairgrounds recently.
50 years ago - 1964
The Towanda Lions Club recently put on a unique drive, a collection of bottles. Only bottles on which a deposit has been paid, are wanted but the club wants all possible of that kind.
First 1964 Derby Day princess to be selected is Miss Kathy Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Turner of RD 1.
75 years ago - 1939
Nearly 400 women attended cooking school session held at the Community Center which featured frosted white cake.
The sixth and final issue of "The Rocks," will be held on sale and will be published by the new staff of 1939-1940 in Wyalusing.
Charlotte Taylor, clarinet player from the W.H. S. Band, represented the school at a band festival in Lancaster recently.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Bill Macy is 92. Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 90. Actor Robert Morse is 83. Actor Dwayne Hickman is 80. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson is 77. Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) is 72. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson is 68. Actress Candice Azzara is 67.
Country singer Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 66. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is 65. Actor James Stephens is 63. Country singer George Strait is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Butch Tavares (Tavares) is 61. Actor Chow Yun-Fat is 59. Rock singer-musician Page Hamilton is 54. Contemporary Christian musician Barry Graul (MercyMe) is 53. Contemporary Christian singer Michael Tait is 48. Singer-actress Martika is 45. Comedian-writer Tina Fey is 44. Rapper Special Ed is 40. Rock singer Jack Johnson is 39. Country singer David Nail is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darryl Allen (Mista) is 34. Actor Matt Long is 34. Actor Allen Leech (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 33. Christian-rock musician Kevin Huguley (Rush of Fools) is 32. Christian singer Francesca Battistelli is 29. Actor Spencer Breslin is 22.
Thought for Today: "People find life entirely too time-consuming." - Stanislaw J. Lec, Polish writer (1909-1966).